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I Am Stuck In a Rut

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    Every Week Is the Same For Me Right Now

    Unless I am here on EP there is nothing that is changing about my life right now.   My mission in life is to find a job which means I spend most of my day filling out the same information over and over on different applications.  I have no real power on being hired...
    denverguy denverguy 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    Within Limits

    I can't separate him from my thoughts. It just one of those things I refuse to give up on. I don't know him but I feel connected somehow. He's practically a stranger to me. And it feels even harder because he lives right across the street. What a coincidence that I have a great...
    MeridianSplendor MeridianSplendor 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2008

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    Stuck In A Groove

    The Rut ________ It is so easy to fall into. It keeps calling. Come home. Come home. Stay close. Stay warm. But I won't fall back in. I will rise above. I will. I will. I will. :)
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 20 Responses Jun 8, 2013

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    I Don't Know

    I don't know what I need to be happy, and I want to cos I've been depressed for too long and I hate it. I wake up feeling empty & bleak & I wanna stop taking my depression pills, cos I feel like its a drain on my income, if its not making me feel any different. I used to think I...
    beloe beloe 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 6, 2012

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    Can't Seem To Move Forward

    Over 3 years ago I ended my relationship with my children's father thinking he was holding me back from being the person I wanted to be. There was a period of time I knew that I would have to go through "just surviving" being a single mom of 2. Well mission accomplished, I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 23, 2010

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    Jobs I've Had:---working With The Elderly---

    I am 21 years old. femaleJOB:Home instead Senior careJob title:CAREgiverJob descrition: Anything and everything, go to their home, cook, clean, feed, change depends or "diapers", medication reminders, errands, doctors appointments. keeping contact with their family, compamionship...
    heatherjodawn heatherjodawn 18-21 1 Response Jan 30, 2011

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    Feeling Stuck...

    It has been a rough few years of my life. Everytime I try to make a change somehow I get back in the same place! I lost my mom about 3 years ago, relationships don't work out. I got my master's degree and licensed in my field but this recession is holding...
    Ali1967 Ali1967 41-45 May 5, 2009

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    Going Nowhere With My Job, Life, Everything

    Today am feeling fried,  totally sexually starved so my brain is fixated southwards looking for some salvation.  At the same time my brain is required to focus on tasks assigned to me.  I am employed as a Programme Officer -Training, yet I feel that this is not...
    LifesaBeach69 LifesaBeach69 31-35 2 Responses Jul 29, 2009

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    Following My Dreams

    Things are harder these days, I feel overwhelmed at times. I'm waiting for it all to turn for the better. It seems so long since I could be carefree. Seems like quicksand.
    okay10 okay10 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 24, 2011

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    Getting Out of the Rut

    All I had to do was read my entry the next day; that made me want to change right then and there. Looking at yourself from the outside really helps. I wanted to be stronger than that and know I can. So I did. I've been feeling so much more optimistic since this site and wow, I'm...
    aquasky aquasky 46-50 2 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Nuclear Rut.

    Argh! The enormity of the annoyance that I feel apon myself is indescribable. I do nothing all day besides sleep at 3 in the morning after sitting online all day and then waking up 10-12 hours later. I don't even go out that often anymore because my friends are busy with their...
    imsohorridithurts imsohorridithurts 18-21 5 Responses Jan 5, 2011

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    Where Do I Go From Here?

    Hello, my name is Andrew and i have lived on a ranch in the middle of owhere with my family for years. I have only left to train in electrical and security for six months each. But my family sold all there vehicals and i am stuck with no job and no mode of transport miles from...
    Cid123 Cid123 22-25, M Aug 10, 2013

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    I'm at an all time low with my motivation .

    .. I just want to lay in bed all day and do nothing ! I'm fed up of everyone and anything around me ... When people talk to me I just seem to get aggravated and walk away and when I'm happy it lasts like 30 minutes and it's usually when I'm high ... I'm fed up of everything ugh
    Liveandlovefree Liveandlovefree 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    ...

    Every time I try to pull away, you reel me in like I’m the fish and you’re the one with the net. I don't know if I want to write any more than that. That's it really.
    Pretzel Pretzel 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7, 2008

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    Too Many Changes

    I want to be surrounded by good people. I'm trying to get to know people and getting hurt. I just want to wake up happy tomorrow ill start with that. I can only change my own actions. Good times will come around again.
    okay10 okay10 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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    Stuck In a Relationship Rut

    I think I've just realized that I'm stuck in the rut of my marriage.  It's been dawning on me slowly, slowly, and I've been running from really facing this.  It's really hard to admit it to myself. I tell myself I need to fight to keep my marriage alive. ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 25, 2009

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    How We Get Into A Rut In The First Place - And Keys To Getting Out!

    I find that I can go down that slippery slope of getting into a rut when I fail to stick to a routine and fall out of healthy habits. I work from home. If I don't follow a good routine (wake-up, exercise, eat a healthy breakfast, identify and/or review my priorities for the day...
    Beatrices Beatrices 46-50, F Sep 15, 2010

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    There's Nothing Even Really Wrong.

        i am fed and loved and have my very own bed to sleep in. i even have two funny little cats.  but every day i wake up from black dreams and the covers pin me down.  if the sky is gray, i use it as an excuse. if the sky is blue, i resent it.  when i...
    littlelou2 littlelou2 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    Loving Too Much

    being the other woman is not easy, especially when your married yourself. Feb of this year, I had a minor surgery that turned major. My surgeon, Jamie is everything that I have ever wanted out of a man. He's good looking, tall, smart, successfull and a UK cats fan. To make a long...
    lovetomuch lovetomuch 31-35 Aug 22, 2008

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    No Idea

    I am second guessing all of my decisions and realizing I don't know what I want. I dont know if I chose the right profesion and I feel as if I'm doing something wrong when it comes to relationships. I've been rethinking friends and examining my relationship with my family. I feel...
    Westwoodseast Westwoodseast 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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    It's Tough Getting Motivated and Inspired.

    Thinking about writing this, I seem to answer all my questions. I'll write then erase because I know the reason why. So, if I know why I'm not motivated, what in the world do I do to change it. I don't want to get up in the morning because; oh, how depressing it is having to face...
    aquasky aquasky 46-50 3 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    Typical High ethics.

    Big heart. Fading health. Growing rage. Lust from sadness. Poverty based on emotional instability. Craving to damage any copy of my dad. Living for pals and helping others cope. Big rut but no ladder or comfy place.
    converted converted 46-50, M Feb 7

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    Stuck In a Stupid Cycle

    Its this stupid cycle im stuck in. I get up go to work come home eat and sleep. wake up get dreesed and back to work. Then on my days off I do nothing. I sit at home alone playing on the computer or I just get in my car and drive around. I Want some excitment in my life anything...
    rfsfbb rfsfbb 19-21, F 4 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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    I want so much more than this life of morbid

    self depreacation... i feel like a corpus of my former self...rotting away..sluggish..moving throu this world in a state of unliving...i feel the pieces of myself fall way..to decay..but they say through death comes life...on top of every grave the grass grows greener...
    BlueRoses1613 BlueRoses1613 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I Want You To Feel It

    So I have been working on my book, which is my life story. I am only 19 yet I have so much to share. I have come to the point where I dont know how to explain the feeling of what I experienced. I want the person reading to not only read about what happened, but also have a sense...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2012

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    Could Be Better

    I'm starting at a new college in 2 weeks & already I'm not looking forward to it cos I feel like I have nothing to gain. It was my bornday recently & most of my close friends forgot, people like my optometrist sent me a message over people I've known for 8 years. The new college...
    beloe beloe 22-25, M Aug 4, 2011

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    I reorganized my room yesterday.

    I probably do this more often than most people, but when I start to feel like I need a change I move everything around in my room. But nothing feels different this time.
    chels32 chels32 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    That Was Then

    2012 has been a great year! I had a few trying years and this last year was spectacular. I got to see new places, there was plenty of work for me close by which is verry nice. I met a wonderful man who cares about me, he has changed my life in many ways. Most days I feel...
    okay10 okay10 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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    Though, I'm Finaly Peeking Over the Edge.

    I've been stuck (and screaming) in this rut of mine for a long time, and quite frankly, it's depth has only increased as time passed. I was desperately clawing, trying everything I knew to find my way out - all to no avail, until the day I asked for help. Now, I'm taking...
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F Oct 27, 2008

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    Stain

    My friends are all either in long term relationships, or at the least steady ones. The only girls I have any regular contact with at the moment are 2 messenger buddies & one recently had a kid so I understand she's stretched thin. Kinda lonely
    beloe beloe 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    Confused Love

    I been off and on with a friend and fellow musician, sex is amassing and cool we can talk about things. I decided to see a firefighter who I met thru friends everything is great but tells me that I better not get attached. I am not sure what to do. I have feeling for both. So...
    hrodriguez9009 hrodriguez9009 22-25, F Nov 19, 2013

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    My Rut

    I really dont know where to start with my story. currently I am in a relationship with a guy who takes really good care of me but will not let me breathe. He is always wanting to go and if I do go somewhere without him he constantly calls. He is a good guy though. but that is...
    wvicky96 wvicky96 36-40 Apr 28, 2011

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    I feel as if I'm stuck in the middle of my own thoughts. I can't choose what I want. There's one path, I feel that god is telling me to take. It's the "riskier one." The one where...
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    47. Bright. Caring. Disabled. Lmao. Not sure how to be an adult. Feel like rainman version of dear abby. Know behavior and motive. Plus recovery or coping...
    converted converted 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Every time I hear someone talk about the 'Friend Zone' they are referring to males. I wonder if any other females find themselves stuck there. In the past, Every time I expressed...
    MissIndigoRain MissIndigoRain 36-40, F Jul 1

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    I am 15 years old (male) and im basically stuck all day in my bed doing nothing at all. Just a week ago I was hanging out with friends daily and enjoying my summer to the fullest...
    Chocopunch Chocopunch 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    I'm so tired of bending over backwards for someone who doesn't do the same for me. I'm tired of the mind games. And the fighting. I'm tired of sacrificing , for their happiness. I...
    lookslikeparadise lookslikeparadise 22-25, F Jul 8

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    today it's a Bee Gee's classic once you hear it you will get it stuck in your head as well enjoy the song....
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M Jul 12

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    A couple of conversations on here are making me write this experience. I often message a lot of people on here. I initiate the conversation with people, generally those who are a...
    finitenessofinfinity finitenessofinfinity 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I'm 20 years old and I feel so frustrated. I feel like I haven't done anything significant with my life and am tired of school. I just feel like I'm wasting time in school. I just...
    chocolatestarfish123 chocolatestarfish123 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    I'm 38. When I was 28 I met someone in my hometown and fell in love and moved to a far away city with him. We married and have the house and the baby and then he turned and we...
    fearlessmom fearlessmom 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    Johnny. By men at work. Am being good. Why did it come into my head now???
    converted converted 46-50, M Jun 22

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    So today I woke up feeling impatient like every time I turn around I need to deal with another problem. And I all I want to do is more forward. I have been without a job for almost...
    findingbeauty2468 findingbeauty2468 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    You raise me up: Josh Groben. Now go listen to it!!! :)
    XBeautifulanduglyX XBeautifulanduglyX 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    She is my best friend but I don't want to just be her friend. If I tell her that I might make it awkward if she doesn't feel the same way. I don't want to ruin the friendship but I...
    NEBookWorm NEBookWorm 13-15, F Jun 25

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    There's so many things going on right now between my boyfriend and I. He says that I hide who I am or don't act whatever. I just wish Chris could see that I do care about him and...
    prettythingslietoo prettythingslietoo 16-17, F Jun 25

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    Write more about this experience (optional)it just seems like nothing wants to work.. I'm at the point i just want to throw in the towel and be done.. I'm sick of getting up...
    Tim6988 Tim6988 36-40 1 Response Jun 25

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    Soo. Ive spent the past few days in the hospital. I cant even walk :/. My brother made me trip walking up the stupid stairs and I hit my head pretty hard. But thats not the problem...
    shot4me shot4me 13-15, F Jun 29

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    Hey, as some wolves already know me my name is Midnight and I'm a wolf. Okay so I'm sick and tired of not being able to have freedom and be who I TRUELY am and I can't and won't do...
    wolfgirl4101 wolfgirl4101 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30